Language is the archives of history.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Is the parent better than the child into whom he has cast his ripened being? Whence, then, this worship of the past?
Some men are born to own, and can animate all their possessions. Others cannot: their owning is not graceful; seems to be a compromise of their character: they seem to steal their own dividends.
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We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting.
Hardly a man in the world has an opinion upon morals, politics or religion which he got otherwise than through his associations and sympathies. Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions. And broadly speaking, Corn-Pone stands for Self-Approval. Self-approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people. The result is Conformity.
Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
It is wonderful when a calculation is made, how little the mind is actually employed in the discharge of any profession.